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Tests For Stasis Edema
Edema is also known as Swelling. Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
Gravity: Any time your body remains in one position with little or no movement and muscle contractions the lymph stays relatively stagnant. This leads to edema or swelling of the dependent area gravity also takes its toll. So if you sit all day in on position IE plane ride yur feet and legs may swell ...Read more
I always have edema of the whole body, although my total body water is 56% (+ - 3%). What's the reason of edema? What tests could you recommend me?
?, Check Albumen: Accurately measuring body water is a bit difficult; ? The value; it would correspond to significant body fat. Blood pressure, ~25 mmhg capillary inlet, 15 outlet, constantly pushes blood plasma water out of capillaries into tissues, body wide. Check albumen, half-life ~12-14 hrs, constantly made by liver, osmotically attracts water from tissue back into capillaries. If low, edema more common. ...Read more
Liver, kidneys and heart have all been ruled out through tests but i still have severe edema. I've gained 76lbs in a year. Help me?
I've had recurrent pitting edema on my legs. I've done several tests, and Results show I'm fine. Please why so and what should I do? Thanks
Low salt/exercise: The best ways to avoid edema are to go on a very low salt (sodium) restricted diet and to do a lot of walking. The foods to avoid on a low salt diet are any prepared foods or processed foods. Fresh and frozen foods usually are low sodium. Walking frequently and moving your legs will help your veins return the fluid back up from your legs. ...Read more
Auscultation & x-ray: Edema in the lungs alters the breath sounds on examination with a stethoscope, auscultation. Chest x-ray also reveals pulmonary edema due to alteration in the shadows of the lung. Lab tests to distinguish between edema and pneumonia may include crp, bnp and in rare cases examination of brochopulmonary fluid. ...Read more
A patient of 65 years has bilateral pedal edema.Everythng is being evaluated.Thyroid n kidney tests n doppler is normal .Tell me further wht to do?
Many possibilities: Some of the most common causes for pedal edema include: excess salt intake, varicose veins, prolonged sitting, certain medications (calcium channel blockers, pioglitazone, steroids). You did not mention if a heart evaluation has been done, as heart failure is also a common cause. Avoiding salt is very important to help decrease pedal edema. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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